Throughout much of my life I have struggled to feel comfortable in my own skin. I believed that if I could just be thin enough, smart enough, beautiful enough, and successful enough, I would finally be worthy of love and acceptance. My quest for perfection led me down a dark path at the end of which I ultimately found myself isolated, burnt out, and hopeless. Exhausted and out of answers, I finally found the courage to ask for help.
With the support and guidance of my therapist, I was able to strip away the labels and ideas of who I thought I should be and return to my authentic self. I learned to love and embrace myself exactly as I am, imperfections and all.
It is now my mission and life purpose to take the wisdom and clarity I have gained and pay it forward. I utilize evidenced-based treatment models such as Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) along with philosophical and spiritual perspectives such as mindfulness to help others find relief from their suffering. My holistic approach to treatment addresses the needs of the whole person: mind, body & spirit.
If you are feeling stuck in self-destructive patterns and are struggling to cope, then I would love to meet with you and tell you more about how I can help. Despite how painful your journey might have been, know that healing is possible.
Amy Sobelman, LCSW
Amy Sobelman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #74242) with over a decade of experience treating adults, adolescents, children and families across various levels of care. Amy’s experience working in eating disorder and addiction treatment programs highlighted the pervasiveness of trauma and inspired her to seek specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). In addition to EMDR, she has extensive training and experience utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Amy’s trauma-informed approach to treatment is comprehensive and focuses on resolving the root of the issues to create meaningful and lasting change.
Amy places great emphasis on the client-therapist relationship. She believes that a strong therapeutic relationship can be a powerful catalyst for growth and change. Her clients say she has a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental style that cultivates an atmosphere of safety so they feel comfortable being vulnerable, open, and honest. She works collaboratively with clients to both honor their unique wisdom and experience and to empower them to break free from destructive patterns, learn to fully love themselves, and live up to their highest potential.
SPECIALTIES: EMDR, Eating Disorders, Trauma, Anxiety, Addictions, Substance Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse, Depression, Highly Sensitive People/Empaths, Grief, Life Transitions, Codependency, & Relationship Issues.